Congratulations are in order to the beautiful and talented duo of Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones) and Brandon Barash (Ex-Johnny) of General Hospital! According to a story that just broke today via PEOPLE magazine, the couple were married back in June, and Storms is pregnant with the couple’s first child, a baby girl!
Barash told PEOPLE why the decision to keep everything hush-hush until now: “We kept things quiet because of everything that can go wrong during the first trimester. Kirsten did have a rocky [time] and we were in and out of the hospital.” The pregnancy came as a surprise to the couple because of Kirsten’s battle with endometriosis.
Barash revealed, “We talked about wanting to have kids and Kirsten was told she could try hormone therapy. It was pretty bleak as far as the probability of her being able to get pregnant … but then we got back from a trip to Amsterdam and discovered we were expecting. We calculated that we conceived the baby in Tony Geary‘s (Luke’s) guest room!”
Brandon is very excited to welcome their baby daughter into the world! “We’re having a little girl in January. It’s been the most amazing couple of months of our lives.”
Talk about life imitating art, since Kirsten’s Port Charles alter-ego, Maxie Jones has been pregnant and giving birth on the show too! Send your well-wishes and congrats to Brandon and Kirsten here!